Thibodaux Regional Health System is highly committed to the safety of its
patients, staff and visitors. We have been proactive in our preparations
to respond and care for patients who present to the hospital with symptoms
and a risk of exposure to Coronavirus.
What You Need to Know About COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)
For the most up-to-date information about Coronavirus, please consult the
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at
You can also call the Louisiana Office of Public Health Statewide Network
by dialing 211 or text LACOVID to 898-211 or visit
To reach Thibodaux Regional Health System with questions or concerns call
Visiting Policy Restrictions
In accordance with state guidelines, our visitor policy is temporarily
modified. One visitor who is essential and vital to the patient’s
care will be allowed to accompany them. Visitor will be screened before entering.
Hospital Entrance Restrictions
Thibodaux Regional has restricted access into hospital facilities, including
the Wellness Center and the Cancer Center. These restrictions include
closing some entrances and limiting access to others. To view the hospital
campus map with more information regarding restrictions
What is Coronavirus
Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and
some cause disease. A newly identified type that emerged in China in December
2019, has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness now called COVID-19.
How Does Coronavirus Spread
• Person-to-Person - When someone who is infected coughs or sneezes, and the droplets land
in the mouth or nose or are inhaled into the lungs of someone close by
– about a 6 feet distance or less.
• Contaminated Surfaces - When someone touches a surface or object that has the virus on it and
then they touch their face, mouth, eyes or nose.
It should be noted that this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Signs & Symptoms of Coronavirus
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and
death for confirmed coronavirus cases.
These symptoms may appear
2-14 days after exposure:
• Shortness of breath
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and
symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare
provider for medical advice. If you do not have a healthcare provider,
call Thibodaux Regional Health System at 985.493.4326.
Older adults (65 and over) and people of any age with certain serious underlying
medical conditions like lung disease, heart disease, or diabetes are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness and should
seek care as soon as symptoms start.
If you suspect or it has been confirmed that you have COVID-19 and you
develop emergency warning signs, get medical attention immediately. Emergency
warning signs include*:
• Trouble breathing
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
• New confusion or inability to arouse
• Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for
any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
At Thibodaux Regional, Patient, Staff and Visitor Safety is Priority.
Thibodaux Regional Health System remains in close contact with the Louisiana
Department of Health and is following the guidelines and recommendations
established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thibodaux
Regional is continuously monitoring the situation and will modify or change
protocol as deemed necessary by the CDC.